Beauty: Meet my new season superheroes

I’m making space in my make-up bag for these…


Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation, £68,

I mean, seriously, if someone offered me the chance to make my own foundation, it would be something similar to this. This is like dream skin in a jar. It’s the lightest-weight texture you could ever ask for – it looks and feels as though your skin is totally unadorned. And yet it also delivers coverage – just the right amount, that manages to smooth over and blur imperfections while looking as though you’re sporting nothing other than your own complexion. It also adds natural radiance to your skin and hydration. Available in 18 colours



Victoria Beckham Posh Gloss, £26,

Yes, VB has done another great job on the lip-products front. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of her Posh Lipstick but her latest launch of a clear lipgloss (or Posh Gloss, as she humorously calls it) is also top notch. This truly is a gloss that isn’t sticky or tacky but still delivers great shine. It’s also very hydrating, so good for dry-prone lips like mine. Use alone or over a lipstick – it’s fantastic either way. You will also find the handle in her signature faux tortoiseshell.



Giorgio Armani Lip Power lipstick, £32.50,

For a great new lip colour I love this recent launch from Giorgio Armani – which is also the home of my favourite liquid matt lippy, Lip Maestro. In this instance, however, it’s about longwear colour in the form of a lovely, light, creamy formula with a satin finish. It really does offer good pigment, with staying power on a par with what we usually expect from a good matt lipstick, and isn’t drying. Available in 25 shades running the gamut from beige to coral to a host of reds – though I love the nudey pinks such as the one pictured (shade 503).



Kjaer Weis Im-possible Mascara, £30,

I’m told this is the first certified organic mascara and I can find no evidence to the contrary. It’s also refillable, using refills made from 50 per cent recycled plastic and a brush made from recycled nylon. The mascara is excellent: it’s a nourishing mascara with great staying power. It gives natural-looking curls and volume to lashes, and leaves them looking more individual than clumped together. This mascara is a great cosmetics product with a clear conscience.



& Other Stories Pretty Peach Cream Blush, £15,

I’m always a sucker for a great blush – particularly a great cream blush. And this latest addition at & Other Stories is a well-deserving new favourite. It is very well pigmented, so go easy on the application front to begin with, especially as it’s also easily buildable if you want to ramp up the coverage. Though I’m usually very attracted to pinks, I do find as I get older that a peach tone can be more flattering – but all three colours in the range are lovely: also available in Everything Pink and Intense Rose.